Phil Jackson Quotes.

1. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

2. "Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

3. "Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

4. "The bigger your head, the easier to fill your shoes."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

5. "But trying to eliminate anger never works. The more you try to suppress it, the more likely it is to erupt later in a more virulent form. A better approach is to become as intimate as possible with how anger works on your mind and body so that you can transform its underlying energy into something productive."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

6. "The most we can hope for is to create the best possible conditions for success, then let go of the outcome."
- Quote by Phil Jackson

7. "When we called time-out with twenty-five seconds to go, he re-called, we went into the huddle and Phil said, ‘Michael, I want you to take the last shot,’ and Michael said, ‘You know, Phil, I don’t feel comfortable in these situations. So maybe we ought to go in another direction.’ Then Scottie said, ‘You know, Phil, Michael said in his commercial that he’s been asked to do this twenty-six times and he’s failed. So why don’t we go to Steve."
- Phil Jackson, Eleven Rings

8. "I’ve always been impressed by Kobe’s resilience and ironclad self-confidence. Unlike Shaq, who was often plagued by self-doubt, Kobe never let such thoughts cross his mind. If someone set the bar at ten feet, he’d jump eleven, even if no one had ever done it before. That’s the attitude he brought with him when he arrived at training camp that fall, and it had a powerful impact on his teammates."
- Phil Jackson, Eleven Rings

9. "Every now and then, to keep the players focused, he would ask them to nod their heads if they heard the word defense"..."
- Phil Jackson, Eleven Rings

10. "But theres only so much a player can absorb when his body is pulsing with adrenaline. This is not a good time for deep left brain discussion. It’s the moment to calm the player’s minds and strengthen their spiritual connection with one another before they head into battle."
- Phil Jackson, Eleven Rings

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